To the editor:
One of my former professors will no longer be teaching regular classes here at OCCC.
I am referring to Professor Virginia Hovda, whom I had for General Biology [in the fall] semester.
Mrs. Hovda will not be teaching regular classes any longer.
From what I have been told, she will be teaching two online classes [during the spring] semester as well as being retained for the position of Lab Supervisor.
I was told this was to reflect the needs of the school and of Mrs. Hovda.
I believe that she is one of the best science teachers here at our school and I am concerned with the loss of her.
She had been teaching for around 20 years, and is a wonderful teacher.
She has very unique ways of explaining ideas that could be very complex and confusing normally, and just does such an amazing job.
This is a teacher who has not canceled a single class all semester, hasn’t made any of us wait on anything, is very organized with information and actually makes the class one you want to attend — and it’s science!
It’s very disturbing to me that we are losing such a wonderful teacher, but I also would like to see this brought to the school’s attention.
I know I am not the only student whom has enjoyed her class — just by checking www.ratemyprofessors.com you can tell she is a good professor.
I can’t say I am convinced that those of authority are putting the school’s best interest first here.
Its a complete shame other students will not get the chance to learn from her in a classroom.